NORTH WEBSTER — After the first meeting of the year of the North Webster Town Council held at the North Webster Community Center Tuesday evening, Jan. 16, council members reflected on their goals for 2018. Expressing relief the state mandated overhaul of the town’s sewer system and sewage treatment plant was completed, all three members agreed they are looking forward to smooth sailing in the new year.
David Walizek noted, “I am looking forward to getting some refurbishing done at North Webster Town Park.” That sentiment was agreed to by Lisa Strombeck and Jon Sroufe. It was added Music in the Park concert series is almost booked for the summer of 2018. The free public concerts are held at 7 p.m. each Friday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and are sponsored by the North Webster Park Board.
The meeting itself progressed rapidly with Utilities Manager Mike Noe reporting new propellers are coming for the sewage treatment plant that will demolish baby wipes and other debris flushed down toilets. The department will install the propellers.
Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce and Noe will research the problem of 911 calls coming from a lift station with an antiquated phone line. Sroufe asked if delivery has been received of the new police car and the new utilities department truck and was answered in the affirmative.
North Webster Police Department Chief Greg Church stated officers had worked 707.5 hours, driven 3,234 miles and used 299.9 gallons of fuel during December. Officers answered 211 calls of service during the month with the most being traffic related and citizen assists.
Church also presented the yearly figures for 2017. A total of 2,692 calls were answered with the highest categories were 385 traffic related incidents followed by 319 citizen assists. Agency assists of 162 calls, 144 battery or fight calls and 130 accident reports rounded out the top spots on the list.
With no other business to discuss, the meeting was concluded. The next scheduled council meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.